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Welcome to my blog! My name is Chris Kingdon, I’m a Christian, Husband, and Software Engineer. I love what I do and I hope I can share just a bit of my passions with those around me. This blog is a random collection of my thoughts and how-tos on things I have come across in the world of software engineering and sometimes technology at large. I hope that others who follow won’t have to fight through the same issues I’ve encountered. So take a look around and feel free to drop a comment!

Recent Posts:

Authentication and Authorization with OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect: Part 3 – Bringing it all Together

In parts one and two of this blog series, we went over how to set up Auth for both the frontend and the backend. However, one thing we left out was combining everything together. In my final post on OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect, we’ll go over how to combine the backend and the frontend […]

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Authentication and Authorization with OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect: Part 2 – Securing the Backend

In Part 1 of my series on authentication and authorization, I went over how to create a secure basic front-end application behind a login screen. In today’s post, we’ll take it a step further and introduce and backend component. Since backends to applications are often stateless, the process to allow access is somewhat different and […]

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Authentication and Authorization with OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect: Part 1 – Basic Authentication

Authentication and authorization are one of the most critical pieces of a web application. Getting them wrong can be catastrophic and getting them right can be confusing if you aren’t familiar with how they all work. In this new multi-part series I’m going to go over everything you need to know about setting all of […]

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